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Jon LesterTrack this Player High Level: MLB Current Team: Chicago Cubs MLB Years: 2006-2018
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Drafted
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World Series Champion

PositionsP-450Position when DraftedPPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameJonathan Tyler Lester
Height6-3Weight200BatsLeftThrowsLeft
Born DateJanuary 7,1984 [34.256]PlaceTacoma,Washington
High SchoolBellarmine Prep (Tacoma,WA)

DraftedSelected by the Boston Red Sox [Team Picks] in the 2nd round (57th overall) of the 2002 Amateur Entry Draft [Signed]
Signing Bonus$1,000,000Signing ScoutsGary RajsichService Time11.075 (2017)
Prospect Rankings[BA] 2003-BOS-#8 ... 2004-BOS-#8 ... 2005-BOS-#4 ... 2006-MLB-#22 ... 2006-BOS-#2
MLB DebutJune 10,2006 [22.155]
OrganizationsBOS [13] CHN [4] OAK [1] Awards19Awards Voting3-181
TBC Player ID21903Retrosheet IDlestj001MLBAM ID452657
Pitch Repertoire Fastball (41.31%) -- Cutter (21.92%) -- Curveball (14.35%) -- Sinker (13.99%) -- Changeup (8.42%)
Fastball Velocity [2018] - 91.02 - [2017] - 91.41 - [2016] - 92.01 - [2015] - 91.96 - [2014] - 91.52 - [2013] - 92.52 - [2012] - 92.05 - [2011] - 92.77 - [2010] - 93.41
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Player Notes:   Threw a no-hitter on May 19,2008 against the Kansas City Royals ... Opening Day Starter for Boston Red Sox in 2011-2014 and Chicago Cubs in 2015,2017-2018
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Active Talent RatingsPitchingStrikeouts66Walks60Hittable64SO/BB67vsPower64Hitting25Durability83Team.522Ratings Explained

Pitching Statistics

TopStats GlossaryPitching DetailsStatistical FeatsPitch DataOther PitchingRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeWLERAGGSGRCGSHGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBWpctFIP
2002Gulf Coast Red SoxGCLRkbos-ST180113.5011000000.25610110009.0067.50--13.5013.501.00.000-
2003Augusta GreenJacketsSALAbos-ST19693.65242130020106.01025443744712001.388.660.593.746.031.61.400-
2004Gulf Coast Red SoxGCLRkbos-ST20000.0011000001.00000211002.00----18.009.000.50--
2004Sarasota Red SoxFSLA+bos31ST20764.2821201000090.0824643237971001.328.170.203.699.662.62.538-
2004Minor Totals (2 teams)MinorMLB--ST0764.2422211000091.0824643239982001.328.080.203.849.662.51.5382.47
2005Portland Sea DogsEastAAbos31ST211162.61262603100148.01145243105716310101.156.920.613.469.892.86.647-
2006Pawtucket Red SoxILAAAbos11ST22342.7011110000046.2431714525430001.468.290.964.828.291.72.429-
2006Boston Red SoxALMLBbos62ST22724.7615150000081.0914343743605051.6510.070.774.766.641.40.7784.56
2007Greenville DriveSALAbos-ST23002.08330000013.0113322150001.007.621.381.3810.387.50--
2007Portland Sea DogsEastAAbos-ST23101.5011000006.05110440001.507.50--6.006.001.001.000-
2007Pawtucket Red SoxILAAAbos31ST23453.8914140200071.2673231431514001.378.410.503.896.401.65.444-
2007Minor Totals (3 teams)MinorMLB--ST0553.4718180200090.2833635637704001.328.240.603.676.951.89.5003.78
2007Boston Red SoxALMLBbos31ST23404.5712111000063.06133321031501011.468.711.434.437.141.611.0005.24
2008Boston Red SoxALMLBbos31ST241663.21333302200210.02027875146615231101.278.640.602.826.502.30.7273.64
2009Boston Red SoxALMLBbos31ST251583.41323202000203.0186807720642256031.238.230.892.839.963.52.6523.15
2010Boston Red SoxALMLBbos31ST261993.25323202000208.01678175148322560101.207.230.613.599.742.71.6793.13
2011Boston Red SoxALMLBbos31ST271593.47313100000191.21667774207518240111.267.790.943.528.552.43.6253.83
2012Boston Red SoxALMLBbos31ST289144.82333303000205.021611711025681666041.389.471.102.987.282.44.3914.11
2013Boston Red SoxALMLBbos31ST291583.75333301100213.0209948919671775071.298.820.802.837.472.64.6523.59
2014Boston Red SoxALMLBbos31ST301072.52212100000143.012852409321492001.128.060.572.019.384.66.5882.54
2014Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak31ST30642.3511110110076.2662420716711011.077.750.821.888.334.44.6003.13
2015Chicago CubsNLMLBchn34ST3111123.34323201000205.0183837616472078071.128.030.702.069.094.40.4782.92
2016Chicago CubsNLMLBchn34ST321952.44323202000202.2154575521521974061.026.840.932.318.753.79.7923.41
2017Chicago CubsNLMLBchn34ST331384.33323201000180.21791018726601803041.328.921.302.998.973.00.6194.10
2018Chicago CubsNLMLBchnST341663.43303000000170.2163726523601423061.318.601.213.167.492.37.7271.25
MLB Totals - 13 Season(s)Filter175983.513793781154002351.021719929182317642183571751.258.300.882.928.342.86.6410.49
Minor League Totals - 6 Season(s)Filter32313.331029845120481.24292111793020344618101.317.980.563.788.302.20.508-
AAA Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter793.42252502000117.01104945956944001.408.370.684.267.151.68.438-
AA Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter1262.57272703100154.01195344106116710101.176.940.583.569.742.74.667-
A+ Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter764.2821201000090.0824643237971001.328.170.203.699.662.62.538-
A Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter693.48272430020119.01135746946862001.348.550.683.486.501.87.400-
Rk Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter015.4022000001.25610321004.8027.00--16.2010.800.67.000-
Boston Red Sox Totals - 9 Season(s)Filter110633.642422411103001517.014266556151385291386381511.298.450.823.138.212.62.636-
Chicago Cubs Totals - 4 Season(s)Filter59313.3612612604000757.067931328386219726180231.188.051.022.608.613.32.656-
Oakland Athletics Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter642.3511110110076.2662420716711011.077.750.821.888.334.44.600-
Average MLB - Per ~220 innings1693.51353501000220.0203938622712045071.258.300.882.928.342.86.6400.49
Average Minor - Per ~220 innings15143.33464512010220.0195968114922038001.317.980.563.788.302.20.517-

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsOther BattingRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
2006Boston Red SoxALMLBbos62p2224000000000300000.000.000.000.000004.000.000.000.0000.0075.000.000.000.000.00
2008Boston Red SoxALMLBbos31p2425000000000200000.000.000.000.000005.000.000.000.0000.0040.000.000.000.000.00
2009Boston Red SoxALMLBbos31p2523000000000202000.000.000.000.000005.000.000.000.0000.0040.000.000.000.000.00
2010Boston Red SoxALMLBbos31p2623000001001201100.000.200.000.200006.000.000.333.14016.6733.332.000.000.000.00
2011Boston Red SoxALMLBbos31p2725000000000300000.000.000.000.000005.000.000.000.0000.0060.000.000.000.000.00
2012Boston Red SoxALMLBbos31p28335000000000301001.000.000.000.000006.000.000.000.0000.0050.000.000.000.000.00
2013Boston Red SoxALMLBbos31p29336000000000401000.000.000.000.000007.000.000.000.0000.0057.140.000.000.000.00
2014Boston Red SoxALMLBbos31p30213000000000200000.000.000.000.000003.000.000.000.0000.0066.670.000.000.000.00
2014Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak31p30112000000000100000.000.000.000.000002.000.000.000.0000.0050.000.000.000.000.00
2014Totals for AL-AL         325000000000300000.000.000.000.000005.000.000.000.0000.0060.000.000.000.000.00
2015Chicago CubsNLMLBchn34p3132626400000033006001.065.108.065.1734071.125.000.048.0864.2342.2510.000.000.000.00
2016Chicago CubsNLMLBchn34p32305936300600618001002.102.160.153.3139375.118.051.153.1408.0024.003.000.000.0050.00
2017Chicago CubsNLMLBchn34p3330545830161042606100.148.203.259.46214465.250.111.204.2036.1540.006.501.5454.0050.00
2018Chicago CubsNLMLBchnp3430573600190002106001.105.105.158.2639163.143.053.053.1130.0033.330.001.5957.0016.67
MLB Totals - 12 Season(s)Filter23026817246022210141170231205.090.129.134.263368317.137.044.101.0004.4236.918.360.63134.0033.33
Chicago Cubs Totals - 4 Season(s)Filter1222321724602211013950181104.103.145.155.300368274.151.052.112.0004.7434.677.310.73116.0033.33
Boston Red Sox Totals - 8 Season(s)Filter97340000010012105101.000.028.000.0280041.000.000.029.0002.4451.2221.000.000.000.00
Oakland Athletics Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter112000000000100000.000.000.000.000002.000.000.000.0000.0050.000.000.000.000.00
Average MLB - Per 162 games162189121740115101082016804.090.129.134.263256223.137.044.101.0004.4236.918.360.63134.0033.33

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
2002Gulf Coast Red Sox GCLRkbos18P1---------------1100.01.7
2003Augusta GreenJackets SALAbos19P24--414--18181.0000.75------24100.017.6
2004Gulf Coast Red Sox GCLRkbos20P1---1--111.0001.00------1100.01.7
2004Sarasota Red Sox FSLA+bos20P21--5152-2220.9090.95------21100.015.4
2005Portland Sea Dogs EastAAbos21P26--218-120201.0000.77------26100.018.3
2006Pawtucket Red Sox ILAAAbos22P11--315--18181.0001.64------11100.07.6
2006Boston Red SoxALMLBbos22P151581-11--11111.0000.730.14-----15100.09.3
2007Greenville Drive SALAbos23P3--52--771.0002.33------3100.02.2
2007Pawtucket Red Sox ILAAAbos23P14--311-114141.0001.00------14100.09.9
2007Boston Red SoxALMLBbos23P121163641-1110.9090.830.16-----12100.07.4
2008Boston Red SoxALMLBbos24P33332101921234240.9521.210.19-----33100.020.4
2009Boston Red SoxALMLBbos25P3232203724213331.9390.970.15-----32100.019.8
2010Boston Red SoxALMLBbos26P3232208535324340.9301.250.19-----32100.019.8
2011Boston Red SoxALMLBbos27P3131191919122928.9660.900.15-----31100.019.1
2012Boston Red SoxALMLBbos28P33332051421233735.9461.060.1713381.3-33100.020.4
2013Boston Red SoxALMLBbos29P33332131218213230.9380.910.1412475.0-33100.020.4
2014Boston Red SoxALMLBbos30P2121143412211816.8890.760.1110376.9-21100.013.0
2014Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak30P11117644--881.0000.730.116275.0-11100.06.8
2015Chicago CubsNLMLBchn31P32322051017313027.9000.840.13441180.0-32100.019.8
2016Chicago CubsNLMLBchn32P32322021817-135351.0001.090.17281368.3-32100.019.9
2017Chicago CubsNLMLBchn33P32321801423-137371.0001.160.21191261.3-32100.019.8
MLB Totals for P - 12 season(s)-   P34934821801222261816366348.9511.000.161324873.3-3490.00.0
AAA Totals for P - 2 season(s)-   P25--626-132321.0001.28------250.00.0
AA Totals for P - 1 season(s)-   P26--218-120201.0000.77------260.00.0
A+ Totals for P - 1 season(s)-   P21--5152-2220.9090.95------210.00.0
A Totals for P - 2 season(s)-   P27--916--25251.0000.93------270.00.0
Rk Totals for P - 2 season(s)-   P2---1--111.0000.50------20.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
2002Gulf Coast Red Sox GCLRkbos181----------
2003Augusta GreenJackets SALAbos1924----------
2004Gulf Coast Red Sox GCLRkbos201----------
2004Sarasota Red Sox FSLA+bos2021----------
2005Portland Sea Dogs EastAAbos2126----------
2006Pawtucket Red Sox ILAAAbos2211----------
2006Boston Red SoxALMLBbos2215----------
2007Greenville Drive SALAbos233----------
2007Pawtucket Red Sox ILAAAbos2314----------
2007Boston Red SoxALMLBbos2312----------
2008Boston Red SoxALMLBbos2433----------
2009Boston Red SoxALMLBbos2532----------
2010Boston Red SoxALMLBbos2632----------
2011Boston Red SoxALMLBbos2731----------
2012Boston Red SoxALMLBbos2833----------
2013Boston Red SoxALMLBbos2933----------
2014Boston Red SoxALMLBbos3021----------
2014Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak3011----------
2015Chicago CubsNLMLBchn3132----------
2016Chicago CubsNLMLBchn3232----------
2017Chicago CubsNLMLBchn3332----------

Other Pitching Statistics

TopRegular Season PitchingAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeWLERAGGSGRCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBRA9WPct
2006Boston Red SoxMLB Spring TrainingMLB220219.5031200006.0121313362203.0018.004.509.003.000.3319.50.000
2008Boston Red SoxMLB Spring TrainingMLB24106.00440000012.012980710401.589.000.005.257.501.436.751.000
2008Boston Red SoxDiv SeriesMLB24100.00220000014.0101003110000.936.430.001.937.073.670.641.000
2008Boston Red SoxChamp. SeriesMLB24024.97220000012.2148732150001.319.952.131.4210.667.505.68.000
2009Boston Red SoxMLB Spring TrainingMLB25000.00000000019.01500231000.957.110.951.420.470.330.00.000
2009Boston Red SoxDiv SeriesMLB25014.5011000006.04331450001.336.001.506.007.501.254.50.000
2010Boston Red SoxMLB Spring TrainingMLB26123.12660000026.02212911022101.237.620.353.467.622.204.15.333
2011Boston Red SoxMLB Spring TrainingMLB27113.38440000016.018760716001.5610.130.003.949.002.293.94.500
2012Boston Red SoxMLB Spring TrainingMLB28213.50404000018.016771714001.288.000.503.507.002.003.50.667
2013Boston Red SoxMLB Spring TrainingMLB29300.75660000024.08220420000.503.000.001.507.505.000.751.000
2013Boston Red SoxDiv SeriesMLB29102.3511000007.23222370000.833.522.353.528.222.332.351.000
2013Boston Red SoxChamp. SeriesMLB29112.31220000011.213330470001.5210.030.003.095.401.752.31.500
2013Boston Red SoxWorld SeriesMLB29200.59220000015.191111150000.665.280.590.598.8015.000.591.000
2014Boston Red SoxMLB Spring TrainingMLB30110.71330000012.27110314000.824.970.002.139.954.670.71.500
2015Chicago CubsMLB Spring TrainingMLB31016.4833000008.11166219001.4811.882.161.089.729.006.48.000
2015Chicago CubsDiv SeriesMLB31013.6811000007.15331192000.856.141.231.2311.059.003.68.000
2015Chicago CubsChamp. SeriesMLB31015.4011000006.28442150001.4510.802.701.356.755.005.40.000
2016Chicago CubsMLB Spring TrainingMLB32202.12440000017.015840319101.067.940.001.5910.066.334.241.000
2016Chicago CubsDiv SeriesMLB32100.0011000008.05000050000.635.630.000.005.6300.001.000
2016Chicago CubsChamp. SeriesMLB32101.38220000013.09221290000.856.230.691.386.234.501.381.000
2016Chicago CubsWorld SeriesMLB32113.68321000014.2137624161001.207.981.232.459.824.004.30.500
2017Chicago CubsMLB Spring TrainingMLB33015.73330000011.012771110001.189.820.820.828.1810.005.73.000
2017Chicago CubsDiv SeriesMLB33001.8621100009.23221351000.652.790.932.794.661.671.86.000
2017Chicago CubsChamp. SeriesMLB33001.9311000004.23110520001.905.790.009.643.860.401.93.000
2018Chicago CubsMLB Spring TrainingMLB34312.81440000016.016551515001.319.000.562.818.443.002.81.750
MLB Spring Training Totals - 12 yrs14103.29443860000186.016477681157152801.197.940.532.767.352.673.73.583
MLB Playoffs - Divisional Series Totals - 6 yrs321.71871000052.730111051442300.845.130.852.397.183.001.88.600
MLB Playoffs - Championship Series Totals - 5 yrs243.14880000048.747181761438001.258.691.112.597.032.713.33.333
MLB Playoffs - World Series Totals - 2 yrs312.10541000030.022873531100.906.600.901.509.306.202.40.750

Other Batting Statistics

TopRegular Season BattingStats GlossaryAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
2009Boston Red SoxMLB Spring TrainingMLB2512000000000000000.000.000.000.000002.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
2013Boston Red SoxWorld SeriesMLB2913000000000100000.000.000.000.000003.000.000.0000.0033.330.000.000.000.00
2014Boston Red SoxMLB Spring TrainingMLB3012000000000100000.000.000.000.000002.000.000.0000.0050.000.000.000.000.00
2015Chicago CubsDiv SeriesMLB3112000000000000000.000.000.000.000002.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
2015Chicago CubsChamp. SeriesMLB3112000000000200000.000.000.000.000002.000.000.0000.00100.000.000.000.000.00
2016Chicago CubsMLB Spring TrainingMLB3234110012000101000.250.2501.0001.250415.000.750.7500.0020.000.0020.004.00100.00
2016Chicago CubsDiv SeriesMLB3212000000000200000.000.000.000.000002.000.000.0000.00100.000.000.000.000.00
2016Chicago CubsChamp. SeriesMLB3223000000002000000.000.400.000.400005.000.000.66740.000.000.000.000.000.00
2016Chicago CubsWorld SeriesMLB3232000000000200000.000.000.000.000002.000.000.0000.00100.000.000.000.000.00
2017Chicago CubsMLB Spring TrainingMLB3313010001000100000.333.333.333.666103.500.000.0000.0033.330.000.000.000.00
2017Chicago CubsDiv SeriesMLB3322000000000101000.000.000.000.000003.000.000.0000.0033.330.000.000.000.00
2017Chicago CubsChamp. SeriesMLB3312010000000100000.500.500.5001.0001021.000.000.0000.0050.000.000.000.000.00
2018Chicago CubsMLB Spring TrainingMLB3413010001000200000.333.333.333.6661031.000.000.0000.0066.670.000.000.000.00
MLB Spring Training Totals - 6 yrs1314130014000501000.214.214.429.6436115.250.215.2140.0033.330.006.6714.0033.33
MLB Playoffs - Divisional Series Totals - 3 yrs46000000000301000.000.000.000.000007.000.000.0000.0042.860.000.000.000.00
MLB Playoffs - Championship Series Totals - 3 yrs47010000002300000.143.333.143.476109.250.000.28622.2233.331.500.000.000.00
MLB Playoffs - World Series Totals - 2 yrs45000000000300000.000.000.000.000005.000.000.0000.0060.000.000.000.000.00

Awards [19]

TopAwards SectionAbout Awards
YearAwards (Notes)# Awards
2005Baseball America Minor League 2nd All-Star Team (SP) ... Boston Red Sox Minor League Player of the Year ... Double-A All-Star (SP) ... Eastern League All-Star Team (LHP) ... Eastern League Pitcher of the Year5
2007Tony Conigliaro Award (Overcoming Adversity)1
2008AL Pitcher of the Month (September) ... AL Pitcher of the Month (July) ... American League Player of the Week (May 19-May 25) ... Boston Red Sox Player of the Year4
2009Boston Red Sox Player of the Year ... Major League 2nd All-Star (end of season) (SP)2
2010AL Pitcher of the Month (May) ... Boston Red Sox Player of the Year2
2014American League Player of the Week (September 8-September 14)1
2016National League Player of the Week (June 6 - June 12) ... NL Pitcher of the Month (June) ... NL Pitcher of the Month (September) ... NLCS Most Valuable Player (Co-Winner)4

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
2017-09-01SPChicago CubsChicago Cubs (MLB)YActiveMLB ActiveActivated from DL33.238Team Roster on 2017-09-01
2017-08-18SPChicago CubsChicago Cubs (MLB)YDL-10InjuredDL10 Left shoulder fatigue33.224Team Roster on 2017-08-18
2014-12-11SPChicago CubsChicago Cubs (MLB)YActiveContractSigned to 6-year contract for 2015-2020 ($155m) Vesting option year for 2021 @$25m30.339Team Roster on 2014-12-11
2014-10-31SPFree Agent -Free AgentFree AgentGranted free agency30.298  
2014-07-31SPOakland AthleticsOakland Athletics (MLB)YActiveTradedTraded from Red Sox with Jonny Gomes to Athletics for Yoenis Cespedes30.206Team Roster on 2014-07-31
2013-11-02SPBoston Red SoxBoston Red Sox (MLB)YActiveContractRed Sox exercised option for 2014 ($13m)29.300Team Roster on 2013-11-02
2012-05-04SPBoston Red SoxBoston Red Sox (MLB)YActive--28.118Team Roster on 2012-05-04
2009-03-15SPBoston Red SoxBoston Red Sox (MLB)YActiveContractSigned to 5-year contract for 2009-2013 ($30m) Club option for 2014 at $13m 1--3.75--5.75--7.625--11.62525.068Team Roster on 2009-03-15
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
2011-07-25InjuredActivated from DL 
2011-07-06InjuredDisabled -- Strained lower lat muscle 
2009-03-10ContractSigned by Red Sox (1-year) 
2008-03-06ContractSigned by Red Sox (1-year) 
2007-06-11InjuredActivated from DL 
2007-03-28InjuredDisabled -- Cancer treatment 
2006-11-06InjuredActivated from DL 
2006-09-02InjuredTransferred to 60-day DL 
2006-08-28InjuredDisabled -- back strain 
2002-08-13Contractsigned 
* Transactions data can be divided into 2 eras. 2012-2018 includes all MLB/Minor roster movement whereas 1903-2012 contains only MLB change of organization with some DL-related data since 2000s.

Salaries

TopAbout Salary DataPayroll SectionAll $ are USD
YearTeam NamePayrollAgeSalaryServMLB RkTm RkCentileAboveLeague AvgLeague MinCareer*Contracts
2002Boston Red Sox-181,000,000-------1,000,000Signing Bonus out of 2002 Draft (2nd round - 57th overall)
2006Boston Red SoxTeam Payroll22327,000-74249-2,365,072327,0001,327,000
2007Boston Red SoxTeam Payroll23384,000-68429152,459,737380,0001,711,000
2008Boston Red SoxTeam Payroll24421,500-54125412,696,252390,0002,132,500
2009Boston Red SoxTeam Payroll251,000,000-41324482,746,792400,0003,132,5002009-03-15 - Signed to 5-year contract for 2009-2013 ($30m) Club option for 2014 at $13m 1--3.75--5.75--7.625--11.625
2010Boston Red SoxTeam Payroll263,750,000-2281475++2,812,412400,0006,882,500
2011Boston Red SoxTeam Payroll275,750,000-1571283++2,722,607414,00012,632,500
2012Boston Red SoxTeam Payroll287,625,000-121987++2,954,887480,00020,257,500
2013Boston Red SoxTeam Payroll2911,625,000-75692++3,023,990490,00031,882,500
2014Oakland AthleticsTeam Payroll3013,000,000-69293++3,256,497500,00044,882,5002013-11-02 - Red Sox exercised option for 2014 ($13m)
2014Boston Red SoxTeam Payroll3013,000,000-69693++3,256,497500,00044,882,5002013-11-02 - Red Sox exercised option for 2014 ($13m)
2015Chicago CubsTeam Payroll3120,000,0009.07524198++3,571,283507,50064,882,5002014-12-11 - Signed to 6-year contract for 2015-2020 ($155m) Vesting option year for 2021 @$25m
2016Chicago CubsTeam Payroll3220,000,00010.07524197++3,498,245507,50084,882,500
2017Chicago CubsTeam Payroll3320,000,00011.07527297++3,651,709535,000104,882,500
2018Chicago CubsTeam Payroll3422,500,000-19298++4,360,045545,000127,382,500
* Career earnings are a simple calculation of available yearly salaries listed here. They include only base salary and draft signing bonus. Minor league salaries are excluded. The value is not meant to reflect a player's actual career earnings.
* League minimum salaries are displayed in red